As reported by DigiTimes today, NVIDIA is set to release the GeForce GTX 1660 on 15th March and the GTX 1650 on 30th April. This will follow the launch of GTX 1660 Ti last week and RTX 2060 last month. The mid-range GTX 1660 is rumored to be priced at $229 while the lower-end GTX 1650 at $179.

The Turing based GTX 1660Ti

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According to the report, they are expected to rival AMD’s Polaris-20 based RX 580 and 570 series. Moreover, NVIDIA is expected to focus on the mid-to-low-end GPUs for the first half of the year. Due to low demand in the Crypto-Mining market, NVIDIA is hoping to clear its inventory and stabilize revenues.

GTX 1660 Technical Specifications:

  • Graphics Processor: Turing based TU116
  • Cores: 1280
  • Memory Size and Type: 6GB GDDR5
  • Bus Width: 192 bit (PCIe 3.0 x16)
  • Clock Speeds: 1530 MHz(Base) and 1785 MHz(Boost)
  • Memory Clock: 2000 MHz(Effective: 8000 MHz)

GTX 1650 Technical Specifications:

  • Graphics Processor: Turing based TU117
  • Cores: 896
  • Memory Size and Type: 4GB GDDR5
  • Bus Width: 128 bit (PCIe 3.0 x16)
  • Clock Speeds: 1485 MHz(Base) and 1665 MHz(Boost)
  • Memory Clock: 2000 MHz(Effective: 8000 MHz)

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You can find more details regarding the technical specifications of the GeForce GTX 1660 here and of the GTX 1650 here. These are, however, alleged specifications and may change in the future.

Following the trend of newer GPUs offering better performance than their predecessors at a lower introductory price, the GTX 1660 should be the new alternative to the GTX 1060 and the GTX 1650 to the GTX 1050Ti. It seems the new Turing-based cards will deliver 50% better performance than their Pascal counterparts.

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Even though the NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX line-up wasn’t able to grab much attention of consumers due to the high pricing and little raytracing support for games at launch, the new cards will help NVIDIA gain more control over the budget market.

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